Antique Vintage 08

Althea Ceal (Moon) Ruark

October 30, 1929 ~ September 15, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Ruark, Althea Ceal Moon, age 92, formerly of Fort Pierce, FL and Hixson, TN, passed into Glory September 15, 2022 at Baptist Village Retirement Center after a long and difficult illness.  She was born October 30, 1929 in Jacksonville, FL, to Robert Ceals Moon and Mrs. Althea Bluebell (Ponce) Jaudon.

Althea, affectionately known as Rose, loved the Lord Jesus and was of the Baptist faith.  She enjoyed salt-water fishing, dogs, crocheting, watching old movies, Civil War history and feeding wild birds.  She was a vivacious, kind-hearted loving wife, mother, grandmother, in-law, aunt, sister, and friend.  She greeted what was a hard, difficult life with a smile and a joke.  Even to the last she was chipper and up-beat.  Our Mom and Aunt Honey will be greatly missed.

She was predeceased by her parents, two husband, Robert John Hudson and Robert Lloyd Ruark, and a sister, Mary Nell Kirkland.

Those left to mourn her loss are sons, Steven R. (Pamela D.) Hudson, Patterson, GA, and Gary R. (Irene) Hudson, Tallahassee, FL; and daughter, Cynthia G. (Donald M.) Yates, Port Charlotte, FL; former daughter-in-law, Cindi Hudson; two granddaughters, Deborah R. (John) Rogers, Amberlee Yates; one grandson, Robert L. yates; and one great grandchild, Sean M. Rogers; one special niece, Rose Marie (Ron) Murphy; nephew, John (Janet) Woods, and many other loving family and friends.

A very special thank you to all the staff and medical team at Baptist Village, especially Nurse Station 3, for their superb loving care, kindness, and concern.  God bless you all!

A private burial took place Monday morning, September 19, 2022, at the Mill Creek Cemetery in Patterson.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday afternoon, September 21, 2022, at 2:00 o’clock from the St. Johns Community Church with Rev. Robert Jernigan officiating.

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